Lazuli Buntings

I have a question for the artists out there... Have you ever had a piece that you are just SO excited about that the fear of failure prevents you from finishing it? Or starting it?

I started two sweet little buntings on a circle panel a while ago, and when I got to the point of adding color to the birds, I just froze. The painting sat on my easel for weeks. Until yesterday, for whatever reason. 

I think maybe it has something to do with the fear that the end result will disappoint the original vision. It takes a lot to push past it, but it is possible. Just one brush stroke.

 

Anyway, here's some progress.